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Eileen Koteras

Another WBFO Blues Bash. Another sellout crowd. It has becoming a reoccurring theme in a city that can’t seem to get enough of the Blues.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A Buffalo Police officer who disappeared during a diving training session in the Niagara River is still missing.

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A Jamestown man has been arrested on drug trafficking charges.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A massive search effort was set to continue overnight for a Buffalo Police diver missing in the waters of the Niagara River. 

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The former South Junior High School in Niagara Falls is being transformed into a mixed-use space known as Niagara City Lofts.

Chris Caya WBFO News

Improvements are on the way for the Clinton Street Business District in Buffalo's Kaisertown neighborhood.

The bye week provides Bills fans with a moment to enjoy the team's surprising 3-2 start. Analyst Matt Sabuda is taking a cautiously optimistic approach. In his five-week review of the season, Sabuda says he has been impressed by the Bills stingy defense, but a lack of an effective passing game makes it clear "the remainder of the season should  be heavily focused on evaluation for the future."


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New York State United Teachers and its largest local affiliate, the United Federation of Teachers, are taking newly approved rules for charter school teachers to court.

Karen Dewitt / WBFO Albany Correspondent

The State Comptroller announced New York has joined 28 other states in offering a program that will help people with disabled children save money for their future.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

Williamsville moved closer to another major housing project Thursday night, when the Village Board tentatively agreed to a land swap that will make way for a new apartment and townhouse complex.

Governor Cuomo now says he’s returning all of the money donated to his campaign from disgraced film executive Harvey Weinstein.


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In Shakespeare's OTHELLO Desdemona is the frail victim of false accusation, but Pulitzer Prize winning Paula Vogel puts her in charge, sleeping with the Othello's entire encampment, in DESDEMONA: A Play About a Handkerchief which Brazen Faced Varlets opened at Rust Belt Books.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Government and economic leaders in two Western New York cities believe that by joining in a strategic collaboration, they are raising the region's chances for attracting one of the most coveted economic development projects in recent memory, Amazon's proposed second North American headquarters.


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A congressional probe of Rep. Chris Collins says there is "substantial reason" to believe the Clarence Republican may have been involved in insider trading on an Australian biotech stock, a violation of federal law.

Chris Caya WBFO News

Buffalo Public School officials and local elected leaders cut the ribbon on the District's newest Community School on Thursday.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The Transportation Security Administration's updated rules for passenger carry-on screenings are finally taking effect in Buffalo. On Thursday, TSA officials offered a demonstration of the new rules and what must now be unpacked from carry-on bags during the screening process.


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National Football League owners plan to meet next week to consider changes to a game manual that says players "should" stand during the national anthem. Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas said he hopes the owners will decide to hold a league-wide summit to help resolve the intensifying topic.

The cities of Buffalo and Rochester have announced a collaborative effort to lure online retail giant Amazon to Western New York.

Erie County Medical Center

Therapy animals are being used more and more with children and adults dealing with stressful medical issues.

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Buffalo Public Schools are rushing to look at internal data - data on issues like attendance - to see if it is accurate.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

The finances of Buffalo Public Schools wound up last fiscal year $18 million better than expected, although still a deficit.

The 2017-18 season is off to a rocky start for the Buffalo Sabres, who are 0-2-1 in their first three games. After a solid debut against the Montreal Canadiens, the team suffered two ugly losses to the New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils, giving up six goals in each game. Sabres reporter Bill Hoppe talks about what's gone wrong in this week's edition of WBFO's Behind The Bench.


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Some of the state’s top ranking education officials are condemning a vote by a State University of New York committee that would weaken regulations for teachers at some charter schools.

New Yorkers have the power on Nov. 7 to decide whether some state officials convicted of a felony should be stripped of their pensions.


James Lawicki, Polish American Congress WNY

The Consul General of Poland in New York, Maciej Golubiewski, has just finished his first-ever visit to Buffalo and Western New York. Among his stops was the studios of WBFO.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A citizen coalition's lawsuit to block a planned shutdown of  the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center has been allowed to proceed. On Wednesday, a motion by the state to dismiss their lawsuit was denied in State Supreme Court.


Chris Caya WBFO News

New housing will be going up soon on the site of the former Central Park Plaza on Buffalo's East Side. LPCiminelli, Mayor Byron Brown and community leaders broke ground Wednesday on the $90 million Highland Park project.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office is adding another set of eyes to the streets as its patrol officers take part in a 60 day trial of body cameras. While Deputies will weigh the pros and cons of the cameras themselves, department officials are already considering other factors.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Officials from Batavia Downs Gaming delivered a big check to the Erie County Comptroller's office on Wednesday. They also delivered a message that their checks to local communities could be larger, if Governor Cuomo would level the tax playing field for the Western New York facility.

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The University at Buffalo has begun the process of revoking an honorary degree given to disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.

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